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Monday, October 19, 2009

We'll Be Right Back...

OK, folks, this will officially be the last post of this week for me. As I mentioned earlier, I'm on furlough the rest of the week.

I've written often about the problems of the newspaper business, and this is another symptom of that. My hope is that this is a small sacrifice to get through a tough time. We shall see.

What this means is that I'll be off the blog, off email, off everything for the next seven days. In fact, here's the rule, according to the Telegraph's FAQ on furloughs:

"You must completely detach from work while on unpaid furlough leave. There can be absolutely no work performed during this leave. That includes, but is not limited to, reading, monitoring and responding to emails; listening to voice messages or responding to calls; working on projects or assignments; working on the weekend or other regularly scheduled days off that fall within the workweek that you take your furlough leave."

That about covers it.

So, if you have emailed me, I can't reply. Don't take offense. If you had a question you posed in the comments, I can't answer it for you. Sorry.

But here are two options for you:

1.) Be sure to keep up with the other great UGA coverage out there. May I suggest reading the AJC's coverage or the Banner-Herald's work this week. As for the blogs, check in with the usual suspects: Georgia Sports Blog, Get the Picture, Dawg Sports, Bernie. Or simply check the blog roll to your right.

2.) I'll leave this post up as an open comment thread. If you want to talk about issues facing the Dawgs this week, post your comments here and hopefully the other readers will jump in and add to the conversation. Here's a good starting point for you.

Sadly for me, I'm stuck having to avoid "SportsCenter" for the next few days thanks to Andy Reid's fine performance in leading the Eagles to a loss against Jamarcus Russell and the Raiders (which should also be a good reminder to all you "it's just Vandy" folks that, yes, wins are to be celebrated).

Oh, and before I leave you, a few links...

-- Here's a list of the best haunted houses in the U.S. I've been to No. 2, and it is pretty cool.

-- Every wonder why songs get stuck in your head? Here's your answer. I've had "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police stuck in my head for three days now.

-- And, to really top things off right, a mash up of every Kramer entrance on Seinfeld.

I'll be back Monday. Until then, have a great week!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your voice will be missed this wk!

Jeremy said...

That stinks. You remain, Mr. Hale, the man.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you like Wendy Matheson's job? Just re-type press releases of absolute fluff.

John Glenn said...

Godspeed, David Hale.

Universal Remonster said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Dawgy1 said...

"You must completely detach from work while on unpaid furlough leave. There can be absolutely no work performed during this leave. That includes, but is not limited to, reading, monitoring and responding to emails; listening to voice messages or responding to calls; working on projects or assignments; working on the weekend or other regularly scheduled days off that fall within the workweek that you take your furlough leave."

Sounds unconstitutional.

The Watch Dawg said...

I can't wait to see your comprehensive catch-up entry that encompasses the news about the SEC suspending referees, Meyer admitting to having been a big Georgia fan when he was young, Jeff Owens making a comment about where you have to tackle Tebow that Richt asked the media not to print, and your standing on Flash Forward and Glee. Haha... seriously though, can't wait to have you back. Reading Mark Bradley's crap is killing me.

TnDawgFan said...

You are missed